Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Raisins

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Raisins
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Raisins

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Raisins

 

½ cup milk

½ tsp vanilla

1 tbsp raisins

¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

2 tbsp brown sugar

⅛ tsp cinnamon

 

Measure milk, vanilla and raisins into a small saucepan and bring to boil over high heat.

Stir in oats, brown sugar and cinnamon and bring back to boil. Turn heat down to medium and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cover the pan and let oatmeal stand for 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

 

1 serving, 250 calories per serving

 

 

Yogurt Granola Cup

This yogurt granola cup is made from homemade granola and Greek yogurt with a hint of honey, cinnamon and vanilla. It’s healthy, low in sugar and delicious!

Yogurt Granola Cup
Yogurt Granola Cup

Yogurt Granola Cup

 

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

1 tsp honey

⅛ tsp vanilla

Dash cinnamon

¼ cup fruit nut granola

 

In a small bowl, mix yogurt, honey, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir in granola just before serving.

1 serving, 280 calories

 

 

Basic Overnight Oats Recipe

Basic Overnight Oats Recipe
Basic Overnight Oats Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Overnight Oats Recipe

 

⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt

½ cup rolled oats

⅔ cup milk (dairy or unsweetened non-dairy)

½ tsp vanilla

1 pinch salt

1-2 tbsp honey or preferred sweetener

 

Stir-ins:

Peanut butter and sliced strawberries

Chopped apples, pecans and cinnamon (⅛ tsp). Use maple syrup as your sweetener, if desired

Mashed banana, sliced strawberries and Nutella

Pitted cherries and shredded coconut

Dried cranberries and freshly grated ginger

Peppermint extract (⅛ tsp) and mini chocolate chips

Use granola instead of oatmeal

Use your imagination. The possibilities are endless!

 

Mix the first 6 ingredients (yogurt through sweetener) together until well blended. Add desired stir-ins. Separate into two containers with tightly fitting lids.

Refrigerate overnight. Stir before serving.

 

2 servings, 175 calories per serving (before stir-ins)

 

Hack #1: The basic overnight oats recipe can be stored, tightly sealed, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The overnight oats with stir-ins can be stored for up to 3 days.

Hack #2: Take advantage of the wide variety of fruits and berries that can be found in the frozen foods section of the grocery store. If the pieces are too large for your liking, simply let a few thaw so you can mash them or puree the desired amount in a blender.

Hack #3: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in it’s frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it!  Simply place in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.

Hack #4: If your bananas have reached maximum ripeness, remove peels and place on cookie sheet in freezer. Once solid, place in sealable freezer bag and store in the freezer for use in recipes that call for mashed or pureed banana.

Hack #5: Use any leftover Greek yogurt to make this versatile Dill Greek Yogurt Dip!